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RIMS AUSTRALASIA 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMIT
14 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Influence of the Unseen

Unseen threats can cause major damage, throw you far off course and, like an iceberg hidden beneath the water, potentially even sink your ship.

In a rapidly changing world constantly throwing up fresh unknowns, predicting future trends and anticipating the evolving threats that come with them has never been more vital to security, stability and growth.

What are the threats keeping managers awake at night?

What unnoticed dangers are they asleep to?

And how can Risk Management Professionals create more resilient, futureproof organisations?

Join the RIMS Australasia Board, our Members, Sponsors and wider risk community for 11 enlightening sessions as we delve into the hot topics.

Sessions will take place daily at 8am, 12pm & 4:30pm (AEST) with a duration of 60 -90 minutes per session.

Virtual Summit Program

MONDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

08:00am - 09:00am

RIMS GLOBAL UPDATE

Mary Roth

Chief Executive Officer, RIMS 


DISRUPTING THE DISRUPTORS: 2020’S RISK MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Laura Langone
Head of Insurance Operations, Airbnb & RIMS 2020 President

Session Info

In the midst of Airbnb’s success that has changed the face of the travel industry, the global pandemic’s rippling effects forced its leadership to pivot to more effectively address customers’ new priorities. RIMS 2020 President Laura Langone, Head of Insurance Operations at Airbnb, will discuss the pandemic’s impact on business and the opportunities for risk professionals to support strategic change.   

12:00pm - 1:00pm

MANAGING CYBER RISK DURING DISRUPTION

Pankaj Thareja
Cyber Consultant, FM Global

Kristian Walsh
Senior Account Engineer, FM Global

Session Info

For cyber criminals, times of crisis are times of opportunity. How can you respond during periods of vulnerability? Is your organisation assessing the risks and addressing the gaps?   As COVID-19 disrupts enterprises globally, it is having a significant impact on cyber security and the crisis is being exploited by cyber criminals. Avoiding a cyber crisis often comes down to how robust your cyber security program is prior to disruption.

In this presentation, we will address how a broad cyber risk assessment, addressing the fundamentals of cyber security, remains the best defence against the majority of attacks.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

SHINING A LIGHT ON THE UNSEEN – MANAGING SUPPLY CHAIN AND CLOUD RELATED CYBER RISK

Dave Spence 
Security Lead, Accenture

Session Info

As risk managers, there are an increasing number of unseen risks which must be managed. In this session we will look to help participants to understand some of the key challenges supply chain and cloud environments can pose when it comes to cyber security.

  • Managing the cyber risk of a company is one thing, trying to grapple with the risk of an ever growing supply chain – something totally different.
  • We will then follow that with insights into how Cloud providers are increasingly business critical parts of organisations – not only must this element be managed but cloud technology itself is also rapidly evolving – is cloud security the company or the provider’s responsibility? This is an ever present question we will look to answer.
  • There have been an increasing amount of significant and notable issues through the supply chain and in cloud environments over the last 5 years, some of which we will explain through examples during the session.

TUESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER 2020

8:00am - 9:00am

DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH POSITIVE RISK

MICHAEL MASTERSON
Managing Director - Australia & New Zealand
Everedge 

Session Info

Covid has created many issues but it has expedited the innovation cycle for many companies as they have been forced to pivot and adapt to changing market conditions.

With innovation happening at speed, join Michael Masterson, Managing Director – Australia & New Zealand at global intangible asset specialist firm EverEdge as he shares insights, case studies and practical advice on how companies can manage and mitigate risk in the current environment, while still allowing innovation to thrive. 

This session will focus on:

  • The impact of Covid-19 on intangible asset risk
  • Establishing effective intangible asset risk mitigation strategies
  • How to utilise positive risk to allow innovation to thrive

12:00pm - 1:00pm

INFLUENCING THE UNSEEN

Lisa Teh 
Co-founder / Director, CODI Agency 

Session Info

Are you in a position to influence your environment for business growth, or are you reacting to your environment? COVID-19 has changed the way we communicate and network as businesses. While we were once able to engage face to face and cross borders with relative ease, human interaction as we know it has completely turned on its head. 

What does that mean for businesses? 

There is a need more than ever for brands to humanise themselves in the digital world. CODI Agency Founder Lisa Teh, will highlight the key opportunities for you and your business to leverage your digital presence to create a sphere of influence whilst also building trust, engaging your existing client base and maximising profit. In the current climate, building a digital presence is now no longer a nice to have, it's an essential part of how we do business and proactively manage reputational risk.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

AN INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE RISK TRANSFER: TECHNIQUES & SOLUTIONS

Richard Green
Regional Head of Alternative Risk Transfer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Asia Pacific

WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

08:00am - 09:00am

CHALLENGING TIMES: THE D&O INSURANCE MARKET

Adam Suplina
National Manager Corporate Financial Lines, AIG 

Ross Love
Insurance Manager Opal Australia & NZ owned by Japan based Nippon Paper Group

Session Info

Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance is becoming increasingly challenging to purchase and maintain. Premiums and deductibles have been increasing, sometimes dramatically. Some insurers are cutting back and/or exiting the market they insure, causing the supply of insurance to lag behind demand. This session will focus on - What is Cause & Impact of the Hardening Market; What can be done from the Client & Broker Perspective.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING RISKS IN ORGANISATIONS

Adam Hall
Talent and Reward Leader Australasia, Willis Towers Watson

Session Info

The session will provide attendees with an overview of current ways to understand mental health and wellbeing and the challenges they present in organisations. It will describe a 4 component model of wellbeing – Physical, Financial, Social and Emotional and describe how to understand the wellbeing challenge and risks in your organisation and design a strategic approach to address them. COVID-19 wellbeing insights and example actions will be shared.

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm

PHRONESIS: THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE

Jason Betts
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Stephen Higginson
Head Customer & Distribution Mgmt ANZ, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Session Info

We're on the "Coronacoaster"  - the highs and lows of the new environment as defined by Caroline Anderson. Join Jason Betts and Steve Higginson for a chat on "The Art of the Possible" – how to better manage the new challenges emerging in the risk space, with some tips and practical solutions to take advantage of the definite opportunities which will arise in the New Normal

THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

08:00am - 09:00am

THE GLOBAL INSURANCE MARKET & COVID19 - AN EVENT OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS 

Juan Luis Ortega
Executive Vice President, Chubb Group & President, Chubb Overseas General Insurance

Session Info

Covid 19 will likely produce the largest loss impact in the history of the insurance industry.  Juan Luis Ortega will provide Chubb’s perspective on the consequences of this global economic and health crisis.

12:00pm - 1:30pm

CEO PANEL

John Donnelly | Managing Director, Head of Placement APAC, Marsh

Tim Plant |  CEO, General Insurance (Australia & New Zealand), Zurich Financial Services Australia

Jarod Hill |  Country President, Australia & New Zealand, Chubb

Lynette Schultheis | Operations Senior Vice President – Australia Operations Manager, FM Global

Craig Langham | CEO, AXA XL Asia Pacific

4:30pm - 5:30pm

COVID19 & CLIMATE CHANGE RISK: BUILD BACK BETTER

John Scott
Head of Sustainability Risk for the Zurich Insurance Group

Session Info

Climate Change and Sustainability – the risks (including mandatory reporting requirements) and opportunities for Companies, Governments and Society at large.

This program is provisional and subject to change without notice by the Organising Committee. 

Meet the Presenters

Stephen Higginson | Head Sales, Australia &  New Zealand, Swiss Re

Stephen Higginson

Head Customer & Distribution Mgmt ANZ, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
Lisa Teh

Lisa Teh

Co-founder / Director, Codia Agency
Richard Green

Richard Green

Regional Head of ART, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, APAC
Jason.Betts@hsf.com_WEB

Jason Betts

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Pankaj

Pankaj Thareja

Cyber Consultant, FM Global
Kristian

Kristian Walsh

Senior Account Engineer, FM Global
Mary Roth

Mary Roth

Chief Executive Officer, RIMS
Laura Langone

Laura Langone

Head of Insurance Operations, Airbnb
Lynette

Lynette Schultheis

Operations Senior Vice President, Regional Manager - Australian Operations
Adam Hall

Adam Hall

Senior Director, Talent & Reward Australia, Willis Towers Watson
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John Donnelly

Managing Director, Head of Placement Asia Pacific, Marsh
Craig-Langham

Craig Langham

CEO, AXA XL Asia Pacific
Tim Plant Headshot

Tim Plant

CEO - General Insurance Australia & New Zealand, Zurich Financial Services
Hill,_Jarrod

Jarod Hill

Country President - Australia & New Zealand, Chubb
Juan Ortega

Juan Luis Ortega

Executive Vice President, Chubb Group President, Overseas General Insurance
Dave spence

Dave Spence

Security Lead, Accenture
Michael Masterton | Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, EverEdge

Michael Masterson

General Manager - Australia & New Zealand, Everedge
Adam Suplina

Adam Suplina

Head of Corporate, Financial Lines AIG Australia
Ross Love Photo

Ross Love

Insurance Manager Opal Australia & NZ owned by Japan based Nippon Paper Group
John Scott photo1

John Scott

Head of Sustainability Risk for the Zurich Insurance Group
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